Did You Know Sneeze Guards Reduce Exposure to Airborne Viruses?

June 10, 2021 5:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sneeze guards have been a staple at buffets, ice cream shops and other establishments serving food for a very long time, and for good reason—no one wants strangers breathing, coughing or sneezing all over the food they’re about to eat! But due to the coronavirus pandemic, many other businesses have installed sneeze guards to protect their employees and customers alike from the virus.

The barriers manufactured by a reputable plastic fabrication company block airborne viruses (including COVID-19) by stopping sneezes and coughs that may contain dangerous germs before they land in an employee’s face.

Because sneeze guards are becoming increasingly popular across the globe, we’ve put together this handy post to answer the most common questions you may have.

What businesses could benefit from sneeze guards?

Any business with employees who regularly interact with customers up close should install sneeze guards. This includes any establishments with cashiers or front desks, barbershops, banks or government offices. Because sneeze guards are made of transparent plastic, the customer won’t experience any difference in normal interaction with your staff member.

Even if your business doesn’t have customers and only has employees working nearby one another, you could still benefit from installing sneeze guards. These barriers will give employees peace of mind knowing that they’re safe from any co-workers who might be sick.

What materials should a sneeze guard be made of?

Sneeze guards can either be made of glass or various types of custom plastic. We may be a bit biased as a plastic fabrication company, but we believe plastic is the best way to go. Unlike glass, plastic is tough to scratch or damage. Should your plastic sneeze guards get scratched, the damage can often be repaired fairly easily.

How big do sneeze guards need to be?

Your sneeze guards need to cover the length of the desk and be high enough to fully protect your standing employee. Guards that extend up to the ceiling are the most effective at blocking sneeze and cough droplets, but they’re harder to clean and could be more expensive to install.

How often should I clean my sneeze guards?

Speaking of cleaning—you need to be vigilant about how frequently you’re cleaning your sneeze guards. We advise cleaning your sneeze guards as frequently as possible, but you should do it at least once a day.

Never clean your plastic sneeze guards with alcohol- or ammonia-based cleaners, as that will damage your plastic. Instead, use hot, soapy water and a clean cloth to disinfect them.

Who should manufacture my sneeze guards?

Due to the necessity of sneeze guards, many companies have begun manufacturing them, but our team’s 35 years of experience working with a variety of different plastics make D&D Plastics the top plastic fabrication company in town. We also guarantee you won’t find better customer service or lower prices with any other plastic fabricator.

Give us a call today to learn more about our plastic fabrication capabilities or to get a quote for your sneeze guards.

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